Choosing a Safe Toothpaste for Your Child

Winning the toothbrushing battle with your toddler is as easy as finding the right toothpaste. A naturally flavored toothpaste may be the answer for the jaw clenching toddler. A fluoride-free flavorless toothpaste may discourage the toddler from eating or swallowing toothpaste. Once you find the right toothpaste, teaching your child healthy oral habits to last a lifetime is easy.

There are many different brands to choose from, but most important is to find a toothpaste that is safe for your child. For children under two who may swallow toothpaste, fluoride-free options are safe. Take into consideration allergens, immunotoxicity, toxicity, and ingredients when researching different toothpaste brands.

Three Safe and Trusted Options

Jack N’ Jill Natural Toothpaste

Fluoride-free, sugar-free, salicylate free, SIS free, BPA free, gluten-free, and color free. No artificial preservatives. High in xylitol, proven to boost dental health. Choose from strawberry, banana, blackcurrant, blueberry, raspberry, or unflavored options.

Babyganics’ Fluoride Free Toothpaste

Made without fluoride, saccharin, parabens, sulfates, synthetic colors, or gluten. Uses plant-based ingredients. Choose from strawberry or watermelon flavors.

Tom’s of Maine Fluoride Free Children’s Toothpaste

Fluoride-free. No artificial additives like sparkles or flavors. No animal ingredients or animal testing. Uses calcium and silica to gently clean teeth. Choose from strawberry or orange-mango flavors.

Discuss your toothpaste questions with the dentists at Carolina Smiles Dentistry at your child’s next routine cleaning. Your dentist will make recommendations for the best toothpaste to meet your child’s needs and encourage daily brushing.

The friendly staff at Carolina Smiles Dentistry can help you choose the right toothpaste to help keep your child’s teeth sparkling between visits. Call us at 919-620-6700 to schedule an appointment today.

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